No Candy Challenge Tonight!

What I'm handing out to the little ghosts and goblins tonight. My challenge tonight: Not to eat any of it and toss out what's left over.

What I’m handing out to the little ghosts and goblins tonight. My challenge: Not to eat any of it and toss out what’s left over. A big challenge, as Kit Kats and Peanut Butter Cups are my favorites.

Tonight’s test: No Halloween candy! Yep, I’m going candy-free tonight. Past Halloweens, I’d set aside a few “fun size” treats for myself. I gave myself permission to eat a few, thinking I won’t binge later. Ha!

Sure, I didn’t binge, but I always ate more than I set aside for myself. Also it made it harder to toss out any left over candy‚ĶI mean, why toss it out if I can “handle” it, right?

What was I thinking? I’ll tell you what: I’ll set aside a few pieces of candy so I won’t feel deprived. But seriously, if I feel deprived by not eating 5 (6, 7, 12) pieces of candy, then I’m living a very sad life. Read More


Rethinking Cheat Meals

Over the last 3 months, my weekly cheat meal evolved into meals with lots of sweets and wine. Ugh! Time to hit the reset button. Image courtesy of Robert Cochrane and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Over the last 3 months, my weekly cheat meal evolved into meals with lots of sweets and wine. Ugh! Time to hit the reset button. Image courtesy of Robert Cochrane and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Cheat meals are great for those special occasions where I have no control over the menu. I try to eat the healthiest thing around, keep my portion in check, don’t go back for seconds and track my food. Seems simple enough.

But my cheat meals are no longer for special occasions. A few months ago I tried a cheat meal once a week. I read how weekly cheat meal can boost your metabolism as well as help with cravings, but planning is the key.

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